Effective innovative remediation approaches for contaminated land - case studies and good practice (P3077)

The Department of Communities and Local Government (DCLG) proposed in early 2016 to introduce ‘permission in principle’ route for planning applications which involve ‘suitable brownfield sites’. Many of these sites are contaminated and will need to be cleaned up before development can proceed.

Remediation approaches have progressed a lot in the past decades, partly because of the implementation of the Landfill Directives in the UK.
Process based methods are now commonly applied to many brownfield projects. CIRIA published C549 Remedial processes for contaminated land - principles and practice more than 10 years ago. This update will reflect changes in legislation and summarie the pros and cons of existing and emerging technologies - something that is lacking in a single report currently.

The project will explain how to design and implement innovative land remediation technologies using a series of case studies. The update to C549 guidance will also provide good practice on how to apply remediation approaches for contaminated land. 

This project will provide practical guidance on risk assessment and management contaminated controlled water in light of the recent changes of the statutory guidance in England and Wales and other recent regulations in UK and EU.

Project status

This project is in development.

Further information
To find out more please contact Joanne Kwan at CIRIA.